Erin Andrews' Alleged Stalker Makes Bail

Michael David Barret must submit to home confinement
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2009 3:40 PM CDT
This courtroom sketch depicts Michael David Barrett at a hearing Saturday at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Lou Chukman)
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(Newser) – The traveling salesman who allegedly taped Erin Andrews in her hotel room and attempted to sell nude images of the ESPN reporter will be released on bail but confined to his home and forbidden to use the Internet. Michael David Barrett appeared in federal court in Chicago today and will be on home confinement until Oct. 23, when his case is transferred to Los Angeles. "This was an obsession, one that was acted out," a prosecutor told the judge who imposed the restrictions. "One he carried out through various states."